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Re: [teacherartexchange] Yet another twist...


From: Peggy Woolsey (eoolspeg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 08 2006 - 07:38:59 PDT

Yes, we can and do it all--I have done so. It is part of my personality
and it is a receipe for burn out.

On Jul 7, 2006, at 8:34 PM, KPRS2 wrote:

> So, do you think a great art teacher can teach any media? any grade
> level? any ____ ? thoughts?
> let us know~
> creatively, Linda in Oregon
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> I do believe that any great teacher can teach any subject if and only
> if
> they have a passion for the subject. A great teacher, by my definition
> has a
> passion for teaching and, above all, learning. There are some of us on
> this
> list that have taught in more than one department (I have taught in
> English
> and Art on the high school level, and have started new courses by
> writing
> the curriculum over the summer, and then introducing the course in
> September). Notice I am NOT teaching in the math department (although
> as
> fate would have it, I started out as a math major, but switched
> because it
> wasn't my passion, although I had a "head for figures"). Teaching to
> me is
> when you have something you want to share (curriculum), and you make
> your
> audience (students) curious about what you have (instill a curiousity
> for
> learning), and you engage them into the unfolding of what you will be
> sharing (hands on experiences with you as a facilitator). This can be
> done
> with any subject.
> We on the list have been encouraging Stacie to reflect on her teaching
> style
> and abilities in order to make the choice as to whether to take the
> new job
> or not. Only she knows for sure. None of us have seen her teach,
> although we
> all have had the priviledge of hearing about her progress this year.
> San D
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